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A RARE PRESENTATION OF UNUSUAL BENIGN MULTICYSTIC THYROID SWELLING IN THE LATERAL PART OF NECK

ABSTRACT
Thyroid swellings rarely present as cystic masses in neck laterally. Mostly cystic neck masses appearing in neck are usually benign. However, they may occasionally have a sinister origin and should be investigated rigrously. Thyroid cysts most often result from cystic degeneration in an adenomatous nodule. ² Brachial Cysts, dermoid cysts and epidermoid cysts are the most common benign neck cysts. Presentation of thyroid tissue as a cystic mass in the lateral side of the neck is rare . We present a rare case of multicystic swelling in left supra-clavicular region of neck with no other thyrotoxic or pressure features . The swelling appeared to be malignant during surgery on gross examination, but turned to be a benign thyroid cyst by histopathological examination.
Keywords: multicystic, thyroid cyst, cystic degeneration

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